Job title: Automation Engineer
Job type: Permanent
Emp type: Full-time
Industry: Engineering
Salary type: Annual
Salary: Negotiable
Location: Rochester
Job published: 30/07/2020
Job ID: 30526
Contact name: Wiebke Behrens
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Job Description



We are searching for an experienced Automation Engineer for our client’s Rochester, New York Nutrition and BioScience site.

The Engineer will work as a key team member in the Manufacturing Technology organization in Rochester supporting production operations, continuous improvement, Process Safety Management (PSM) and capital projects.

In this position, the Automation Engineer’s role is to lead efforts to increase the safety, robustness, and productivity of our client’s manufacturing systems while optimizing production efficiency through process control and technology improvements



  • Site knowledge expert and point resource for multiple automation systems including Rockwell and ABB architectures
  • Site point-person for Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) software. Providing the maintenance, upkeep, and expansion of the systems – TRAKSYS experience or other Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) a plus
  • Experience in Automated Data Management Systems or Process Mapping
  • Using Data Analysis for troubleshooting process performance or quality issues
  • Using Data Analysis for Cost/Benefit project prioritization
  • Lead and/or team member supporting projects from inception/planning/cost estimating through Commissioning/Start-up



  • The essential role and responsibility for this position include, but are not limited to the following:
  • Program and troubleshoot systems with the following technologies: Rockwell PLC, Inbatch Software, ABB 800xA, SAP Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Information System, Historian Software, and Wonderware System Platform
  • Management of hardware systems to support above software requirements
  • Participate in Process Safety Management (PSM) program and contribute to development of Rochester’s program - includes participation in PHAs (Process Hazard Analysis) and Management of Change (MOC) processes
  • Site PSM leader for Safety Instrumented Systems and Interlocks



  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, Biochemical/Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or Mechanical Engineering
  • Experience with Rockwell and ABB automation/Distributed Control Systems
  • Process Safety Management knowledge and/or experience
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work in team environment with differing backgrounds and experience levels
  • Demonstrate strong verbal, written, analytical skills as well as have the ability to interact effectively with all levels of employees and management
  • Project organizational skills are required. Proven ability to work within a multi-plant and cross-functional matrix organization